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Ayurvedic home remedies for common problems by Dr. Pratap Chauhan

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science that studys life and living. The solutions that Ayruveda draws for problems are obtained from nature. Dr. Pratap Chauhan the Director of Ayurveda from JIVA, gives us some solutions

Dr. Partap Chauhan is an Ayurveda Consultant who gives us some home remedies on problems everyone has faced or may be prone to at some point. He is the Director Ayurveda on Jiva an Institute that supports and promotes India’s traditional knowledge systems providing  valuable answers and problems solving . Whether it's science, healthcare, education, or technology. Jiva is trying to safeguard and develop old esoteric  knowledge that has been lost through the years and changing times.

Some Common Problems and their easy Home Remedies
Acne is a condition that affects teenagers, b ut in advanced cases can go well into their twenties as well. The condition occurs when the skin surface gets inflamed due to blockages below the skin in the follicles. This turn into putules which can become inflamed and can also cause scarring. Acne is one of those dreaded skin diseases that maybe be genetic, and appears on your face which can cause irritation as well as grief.
Treatment: Prepare a paste by mixing equal quantities of saffron, turmeric (haldi), margosa (neem), red sandalwood, basil (Tulsi) and fuller’s earth (multani mitti) with buttermilk or milk. Apply twice a day. 

When there is a reduced supply of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. This is normally due to a deficiency in the body. Hemoglobin is carries oxygen to the lungs, so the deficiency leads to reduced fresh oxygen, which is why people who are anemic may look sallow or pale the advanced conditions can affect the heart. Vague bruises, feeling of nausea pain in the limbs and swelling are sings to look out for. 
Treatment: Have one bowlful of pomegranate, with a dressing of one teaspoon of lime juice for breakfast. 

Though most of us have a healthy appetite, a loss of appetite does affect people, which leads to all sorts of deficiencies and problems as they are not consuming the nutritional requirements of the body, which can cause a lack of stamina, anemia like condition, hair fall, bad breath, and excessive weight loss. 
Treatment: Prepare a mixture of ¼ teaspoon of ginger juice, ¼ teaspoon of lime juice, and a pinch of rock salt. This is one dose. Have this preparation 15 minutes before meals, twice a day. 

People living in Bangalore complain more of asthma, than any other India city. This is caused by an obstruction in the breathing passages in the body. The symptoms including, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness in chest. These symptoms are aggravated by climate, pollen in the air or strenuous exercise, or even stress. This is normally treated with a nebuliser taken at the time of the attack. But the recommended treatment is long term attention. Regular inhalation also helps to clear out the lungs and blockages. 
Treatment: Boil ½ teaspoon of freshly-grated ginger in a glass of milk and add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Have it twice a day, preferably with one teaspoon of chyavanprash. 

This is caused by the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchi that obstruct airflow from the trachea to the lungs. This normally causes a heavy cough which could produce mucous. This kind of infection formally occurs as an advanced viral infection like the flu or a bad cold or chronic runny nose.
Treatment: Prepare a mixture of powdered dried ginger root, black pepper, and long pepper in equal amounts and store in an airtight container. Have ½ teaspoon of this powder mixed with ½ teaspoon of honey twice a day with lukewarm water. 

This is a chronic neck pain  degeneration in the vertebrae and discs as we become older. As the 'discs' degenerate, over many years they become thinner. Sometimes the adjacent vertebrae develop small, rough areas of bone on their edges. The nearby muscles, ligaments, and nerves may become irritated by these degenerative changes which can cause troublesome symptoms.
Tratment: Make a powdered preparation of dried ginger root, celery (Sahalari) seeds, and cumin seeds in equal quantities. Add rock salt to taste, and have one teaspoon with water at bedtime. 

Sometimes we all just get exhausted!
Take 4-5 dates along with lukewarm milk. This helps to revitalize the energy level and helps to overcome fatigue. 

Conjunctivitis is the inflammation around the eyes, like a boil. This is caused by an infection or  the onset or a symptom of a a viral fever which may or may not lead to a fever. 
Treatment: Soak ½ teaspoon of Triphala powder in a glass overnight, and in the morning filter it through four folded cloths. Use this water to wash your eyes. 

With the irregular sleep hours and even more irregular eating habits and timings, there is a chance of sometimes the bowel movements get restricted., Not going to the bathroom can make one uneasy and make it difficult to be able to go about your daily tasks. Regular Yoga and exercising helps to counter Constipation.
Treatment:Drink a glass of lukewarm water with 1-2 teaspoons of honey in it 3-4 times a day. 

Not drinking enough water, being out in the sun or on your feet for long hours can cause dehydration. The symptoms include feel nausea or even feeling faint. In advanced dehydration, you can even develop a fever.
Treatment:Take 2-3 tablespoons of coriander powder in a vessel; pour 10 cups of boiling water in it. Set it aside for 4-5 hours or overnight. In the morning, mash it and add 5 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of black salt. Have this 4-5 times a day or as frequently as possible. This is a very good remedy to replenish lost water, and it also has a cooling effect on the body.

These solutions have been provided by Dr Partap Chauhan who since 1992, has dedicated himself to popularizing Ayurveda across the globe. Dr. Chauhan established the Jiva Ayurveda Clinic, which treats thousands of patients each year from all over the world. In 1995, he set up the world's first Ayurvedic website that provides free health consultancy, online courses, and lifestyle advice.

 At the Jiva pharmacy, he has developed over 200 authentic Ayurvedic healthcare products as per the ancient Ayurvedic traditions. Dr. Chauhan teaches students about Ayurveda both at Jiva as well as in other countries. His Ayurvedic TV show, Eternal Health, has a viewership of more than 10 million people. He has also developed innovative programs such as Ayurschool and Ayurcorp that help students and business people integrate Ayurveda into their daily lives.

We will be featuring regular Ayurvedic remedies and treatments on with advice from Dr. Chauhan.

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monika Dec 23rd, 2010 07:16 PM

hello sir. sir m apne face k dark circles se paresan hu. meri body  k baki sare part saf hain bs mera face hi itna dark aur dull ho gya h. bahar niklne me v sharm feel hoti h. specially mere lips k charon or dark circle bn gai h. aur y problm mujhe pichle kai salon se h. maine sare home remedy apna liye pr koi result ni mila. plz btaiye m kya kru. m bht paresan hu. plzzzzzzzzz sir 

Mandeep Nov 30th, 2010 08:00 AM

i would like to know if you have any centre in bangalore from where we can buy  your products.

ARIBA NAAZ Nov 27th, 2010 10:37 AM

dear sir,
i m 18 years old. sir mujhe morning me cough n cold problem rehti hai dn from 9o'clockheadache hota hai dn at 12o'clock headache n cold khtm ho jata hai. mujhe motion bhi theek nhi hota zyadatr loose hi hota hai. evening me stomach me jalan hoti hai. mjhe white liquid bhi discharge hota hai. can u tel me some good remedie. i'll b highly obliged to u sir

Raj Nov 09th, 2010 08:52 PM

Dear Sir,
I am 25 years old and my problem is  that my hair is ok but it is turning gray very fast and almost 35% already been gray and new problem  is, from last few days my mustache's 1-3 hair started turning gray.I am very reared about plz help me. I hope will not disappoint me. 
thanks sir with lots of regards.   

Raj Nov 09th, 2010 08:52 PM

Dear Sir,
I am 25 years old and my problem is  that my hair is ok but it is turning gray very fast and almost 35% already been gray and new problem  is, from last few days my mustache's 1-3 hair started turning gray.I am very reared about plz help me. I hope will not disappoint me. 
thanks sir with lots of regards.   

kanika Oct 20th, 2010 03:05 PM

my husband is 28 years of  age, aur unke teeth se blood aata hai, aur bad breath also, can  u tell me the home remedy, asap plz thank u.....

ABHISHEK Sep 21st, 2010 08:25 PM


kishorpatil Sep 20th, 2010 04:32 PM

congrates Dr your article help to improve my knowledge in ayurveda.

Rupina Walia Sep 09th, 2010 02:19 AM

Dear Doctor could you please help me in understanding what is MEDOHARAM- i have found a container pot in my kitchen cabinet and i think it may be used for slimming - it as in powder form and i am wondering how one should use it to assist in weight loss. Much appreciation and kind regards Rupina    

homeremedies Sep 08th, 2010 04:25 PM

Thanks ,sir when i read about the treatment of the acne from your article and implement it.It is so effective and efficient such that i get rid of this problem easily and quickly.

bad breath cure Sep 07th, 2010 07:00 AM

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sreeni Sep 06th, 2010 08:37 PM

dear doctor...
is there any good home / ayur remedy for NOSE BLOCK.....
thanks and regards

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